Sundays at the Center are reserved for practice & for discussing principles of love and forgiveness. And we work with principles from a body of work called, A Course in Miracles. And the course does speak of God. It teaches of a God that loves everyone without exception, and it is Christ-centric. The Course also says that it is one path to truth; that there are many paths to truth, this is one of them. So it does not claim to be the only path.
The principal that we worked with Sunday is from lesson 107: Truth will correct all errors in my mind. And when the Course references truth, it is pointing to the fact that we are made in the likeness of God Himself, that the truth of who we are is love, pure love, that this cannot be changed. We may make errors, but the truth of who we are is fully protected at all times. We are not a summation of our errors. We are love and truth. It’s true of me and it’s true of you, and it’s true of anyone that you can think of, even people who have done some of the worst things you can imagine.The truth within them is unadulterated, unscathed and unchanged.
Here is a very short excerpt from lesson 107- “Truth will correct all errors in my mind.” is the lesson.
“Can you imagine what a state of mind without illusions is? How it would feel? Try to remember when there was a time, perhaps a minute, maybe even less, when nothing came to interrupt your peace, when you were certain you were loved and safe.Then try to picture what it would be like to have that moment be extended to the end of time and to eternity. Then, let the sense of quiet that you felt be multiplied 100 times and then be multiplied another hundred more. And now, you have a hint, not more than just the faintest intimation of the state your mind will rest in when the truth has come.”
Take just a moment to sit with how that feels. Vast, it feels big, certainly, to me.
I think we all have these moments, these brief spots, whether it’s within our practice or throughout the day when we maybe watch a puppy play or see a baby, are these other very close, intimate connections that we have with the beauty in life.
The Course is inviting us to realize that these moments are available to us at all times when we’re willing to look past the illusions that are presented to us straight through them, to the truth that lies within. Illusions in this case, in these teachings, are our eyes and our senses. Our sensations would tell us that we’re separate, that we are the last wrong thing we did, that, this error or mistake that was made, whether it was our own or someone else’s, that’s real, that’s true.
While on the mortal plane, certainly these things occur, the Course is inviting us to take this radical position of being willing to look through the error to the truth that lies within, the truth that lies within ourselves and each and every person walking God’s green Earth.
It’s radical because of all of these moments that were tempted to simply focus on the error or the last wrong deed.
This isn’t to suggest just overlook everything and brush it under the rug and all will be well. This is to say that as you are truly willing with a sincere heart to look through the illusion of the error into the truth that is within, than we are able to actually experience the truth of that love that is between ourselves and these other people, the other characters, through this experience of that love that is present.
By the way, the love is present always when we are willing to look for it, when our little willingness is there. Then if there is something to be said or something to be done, it will be revealed to us from that place of truth. It doesn’t mean sacrifice your values or sacrifice your morals and just ignore. It means we have our footing in something deeper than the chaos of the world and we are able to then come forward and act from the strength of this love.
I invite you to consider this principle throughout the day or maybe even the week, that truth will correct all errors in our minds when we are willing to do that work of the heart.
Thank you so much for your time to consider these principles and I hope your practice continues to support you.
Keep taking good care.